Friday, February 12, 2010

Partial Review: Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

I really tried hard to finish this book for a review today, but personal issues are making it impossible for me to follow my regular reading schedule. This should in no way be seen a reflection on this book or author...the writing is lovely, the topics are surprising and refreshing in Christian fiction and the pacing is excellent. It's insightful and true, it's just that the emotional and mental place I'm in right now needs something else.

I give you the publisher's synopsis:
Leah Thornton's life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But already sloshed from one-too-many drinks at a faculty party, Leah cruises the supermarket aisles in search of something tasty to enhance her Starbucks—Kahlua and a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice shatters the facade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears.

When her best friend Molly gets in Leah's face about her refusal to deal with her life, Leah is forced to make a decision. Can this brand-conscious socialite walk away from the country club into 28 days of rehab? Leah is sitting in the office of the local rehab center facing an admissions counselor who fails to understand the most basic things, like the fact that apple juice is not a suitable cocktail mixer.

Rehab is no picnic, and being forced to experience and deal with the reality of her life isn’t Leah’s idea of fun. Can she leave what she has now to gain back what she needs? Joy, sadness, pain and a new srength converge, testing her marriage, her friendships and her faith.

But through the battle she finds a reservoir of courage she never knew she had, and the loving arms of a God she never quite believed existed.



Christa Allan said...

Amy...Thanks for sharing my novel with your readers. I totally understand what you shared about finishing as I've experienced the same myself. I appreciate your honesty, and I hope to read your review when you are able to reach the end of Leah's story.

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